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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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10-12% Mixed Fermentation Ale Brewed in Spruce

Serve at 55 degrees
SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves.

Batch Mar 08 2018: 9.29% ABV
Wild Fermentation Ale Brewed with Spruce Needles & Honey, Aged in Wine Barrels.
Our spectacle ale, inspired by traditional Finnish Sahati but brewed with typical American disregard for such things.
Mashed overnight in an oak vat, Sahati is made of Mecca Grade Vanora and Rimrock rye malts, aged Goschie Farms Cascade hops, water from our Skyliner aquifer, and microbes & spruce boughs from our surrounding forest.
Open fermentation occurs in wooden vats prior to aging in Oregon pinot noir barrels from Domaine Drouhin. Over a year later, Sahati is transferred to a large barrel with fresh spruce boughs prior to bottle fermentation with Oregon honey.
Bottles are aged 6 months minimum in our cellar prior to release.

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4.2
slowrunner77 (17355) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2019
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2019 Pours a ruddy amber color, little head. Biiig spruce on the nose and aftertaste, with a nice level of funk oak and spice, and little hint of 11%.

3.7
nickd717 (5972) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2019 Bottle from the Tavemeister. Hazy amber with an off-white head that fades to bacterial colonies. Aroma is sprucey AF with sourdough bread, honey, acetic notes. Flavor is medium tart, lightly sweet. Very herbal and sprucey. Very interesting. Medium plus body, lower carbonation level. Good beer, a unique experience even if I couldn't drink more than one of these.

4.4
Mortlach (3739) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 21, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2019 750ml bottle @Luppolo Station (Rome). Ambrata scarica, lievemente torbida, schiuma avorio media, molto persistente. Al naso esplosione balsamica con notte di sottobosco, aghi di pino, frutta matura. In bocca è vinosa, lattica, tart, citrica, equilibrata e di classe, alcol inesistente. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Evocativa, complessa, strepitosa.

4
Samuel214 (3338) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2019 Flaska från Beer Republic. Smutsdisig orangefärgad med vit krona. Massor av gammalt Cola-tuggummi, citruszest, pissoartablett, rengöringsmedel, ingefära, viss skogighet och granskott. Rolig kombo, alkoholen känns inte direkt av. Bra syra, djup och bitande. Kul.

4.5
Iznogud (7346) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2019 On tap at Arrogant Sour Festival 2019. Unclear orange, white head. Intensive pine, herbal, spruce, citric, wood, quite sour, smooth. Medium bodied. Very interesting.

3.6
bierkoning (16503) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2019 Tap. Amber color. Plums, citrus, floral notes in the aroma and flavor. Sweet but also fairly sour, Anis. Pleasant.

3.7
VDuquerroux (3024) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2019 Saturday, June 22, 2019. On tap, 9.6%. @bar BeerTemple, Amsterdam, NL. A brown beer with orange opaque hues beer ; small bubbly ; no head. Herbs, wild flowers, cleaning products notes but not so unpleasant (lavender?). Reminded me 'Canard WC' !? :) Medium round sweet, light to medium acid/sour dry refreshing. Medium body, thin oily texture, flat, wild floral lasting acid finish. Overall, good, great ! Nearly forgot this rating in my notebook :)

3.5
ippopotamo36 (3633) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 23, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2019 On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Shy amber cloudy with no foam. Nose: juniper, herbs, thyme. Mouthfeel: pretty clean, some lemon grass, soft citric, herbs.

3.7
MarcoDL (7124) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2019 At brettfest. Aroma of sweet tart lemonade, strawberry, funky yeast and some herbs. Taste of funky lemonade, strawberry, syrup, oak, acidic sourness and weird spritzy yeast. Interesting and quite nice.

4.1
tricksta_p (7853) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2019 From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Heavy spruce motherfucker with a big puckering sourness. Aroma is vinegar, floral suggestions, rosemary, some yoghurt, and more spruce. Body is medium. Bold and beautiful eccentric, heavy on the spruce.


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